|MadSci Network: Science History|
Kristen, that question is almost impossible to answer. At any time, there are many countries at war, but many others at peace. I think it is fair to say that war brings on the need for new inventions for future wars. Many devices used during wars often find a place in peacetime endeavors as well. Take the Jeep and Hummer vehicles for example. Also, technologies used during wars get implemented in our everyday lives. To answer your question in the best possible manner, I would say that most inventions are created during peacetime. However, war brings on an acceleration for new inventions to be created during and especially after a war. I hope this helps.
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